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George Wright 

This is Mr. Wright's fourth year at Thompson Academy, and his first year as 
the Headmaster. Before undertaking his present responsibilities, he was the head 
of both the English and History departments here. He also was the Director of 

In 1942, when Mr. Wright graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, New 
Hampshire, the United States was actively involved in World War II, so, in early 
1943, he joined the Army. After training, he was sent to Europe with the 26th 
Infantry Division, and he fought with that unit across France and in the Battle of 
the Bulge. In January 1946, he returned to civilian life and went to Williams 
College where he received a B. A. degree in 1949. After that, Mr. Wright worked 
for Vance, Sanders and Company in Boston and in Chicago. 

After some years with that company, Mr. Wright left business to become a 
teacher. For ten years, 1957-1967, he taught at the Dexter School in Brookline, 
Massachusetts. During this period, in 1959, he received an M. A. degree from 
Boston University. 

In September 1967, Mr. Wright came to Thompson Academy, and 
Thompson has definitely benefited from his presence. As a teacher, as the 
Director of Studies, and now as Headmaster, Mr. Wright has continually offered 
to the school boundless enthusiasm, good nature, and professional ability. 

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Nancy Wright 
(Mrs. George Wright) 

In 1961, Mrs. Wright married Mr. Wright, and they lived in Dedham, 
Massachusetts. In 1964, Denny was born, and in 1967, Mrs. Wright moved to 
Thompson Academy with her husband and her son. 

When the Wrights first arrived at Thompson, they lived in the two-family 
house near the New Dorm and the power plant. Mrs. Wright immediately became 
active in the Thompson community by teaching a French class and by tutoring 
some of the students. Since then, she has ceased to teach French, but she has been 
continuing with the tutoring. In addition, when Denny grew old enough to go to 
the Trotter School, Mrs. Wright held a part-time job in the Trotter library. She is 
now making a great effort to bring about some improvements in our own library 
here at Thompson. 

When Mr. Wright became the Headmaster, the Wright's moved into Adams 
House, and Mrs. Wright deserves the highest praise for maintaining Adams House 
as a family home, a headmaster's house, and an extra recreational area for the 
students. All of us at Thompson are most grateful to Mrs. Wright for the 
kindliness and unselfishness that she has exhibited, and the effort that she has 
made for us. 


Mrs. Raymond Thomas 
(Wilhelmina Thomas) 

The Class of 1971 wishes to dedicate its yearbook to Mrs. Raymond Thomas. 
She has been a true friend of all the boys in this class, and we feel that this is one 
small way in which we can demonstrate our recognition of her tireless efforts on 
behalf of our class and Thompson Academy. 

In addition to being the wife of Mr. Thomas, the assistant headmaster, and 
being the mother of one son, Mrs. Thomas has faithfully and diligently handled her 
many diverse responsibilities as the Secretary to the Headmaster. Keeping track of 
Mr. Wright's schedule, answering the telephone, handling correspondence, answering 
numerous questions from boys and faculty alike, and typing letters keep her 
exceedingly busy every day, but she handles all of these duties with a cheerfulness 
that helps everyone else. Mrs. Thomas lost her office in the fire that destroyed the 
Main Building. She has set up shop in her house at great inconvenience to herself, 
and her flexibility in times of emergency have been greatly admired by all of us. 

We, the Class of 1971, feel that Mrs. Thomas, through her cheerfulness and 
friendliness, has contributed much to our development over the last few years, and, 
now, as we leave the school, we wish her the best of luck for the future. 


John D. Pinto 

The Class of 1971 wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. John Pinto for all 
that he has done for us during our stay here at Thompson Academy. Mr. Pinto has 
now completed four years at Thompson, and he has handled a number of jobs while 
he has been here. He has been a dormitory supervisor, a Mathematics teacher, and 
the Head of the Mathematics Department. This year he has become the Director of 
Studies and Dean of Boys. The work that Mr. Pinto has done has never gone 
unnoticed by the students, nor has it gone unappreciated by them, but he has very 
seldom been thanked for the excellent job that he has done to make Thompson 
Academy a better place for us to get an education. As Dean of Boys, Mr. Pinto has 
been in close contact with us daily. He has taken an active interest in us, and he has 
dealt fairly with us. He has consistently put forth his best efforts to help us and to 
educate us, and, for that, we are most grateful. 

The work that Mr. Pinto has done since the fire has been tremendous. In many 
ways he has led the fight to create a better school from the ashes of the Main 
Building, and, in many cases, he has been successful. Thank you very much, Mr. 
Pinto, for the job that you have done, and may you have many more great years 

In Memoriatn 


Elizabeth Lindsey 

The faculty, staff, and students of Thompson 
Academy were saddened by the passing of Elizabeth 
Lindsey during the past summer. 

For the past fifteen years, she was the head 
nurse at the school. During that time, she carefully 
and sympathetically relieved the many varied ail- 
ments of all members of the Thompson community. 
The kindness and the concern that she felt for the 
boys here will not soon be forgotten. She was a 
person to whom everyone could turn in moments of 
pain and from whom everyone received sympathy, 
affection, and care. The loss of her efforts and her 
kindness will be deeply felt at Thompson for a long 
time to come. 


Chairman of the Corporation 

Ben Ames Williams, Jr. President 
George Lewis, Vice President 
Henry Lyman, Vice President 
Bayard Henry, Vice President 
Bartlett Harwood, Jr., Treasurer 
John B. Pierce, Jr., Secretary 
Nathaniel T. Dexter, Assistant Secretary 

Moses Williams 
Guido R. Perera, Jr. 
Edward V. Osberg 
John W. Sears 

Joshua L. Miner III 

Howland S. Warren 

Lawrence Terry 

John Q. Adams 

Patrick Grant 

Hon. Joseph S. Mitchell, Jr. 

Raymond Thomas 

Arthur G. Miller, Ed. D. 

Philip H. Lord 

Thomas G. Brown, Jr. 

Walter M. Cabot 

Robert Stone 

Hon. Henry M. Leen 

David Wicks 

Eleanor C. Canavan, Assistant Treasurer 






Mr. Raymond Thomas 
Assistant Headmaster 
Director of Athletics 

Mr. Herbert Carey 
Director of Admissions 
Director of Development 

Mr. Charles Baxter 
Administrative Assistant 
Head of Buildings 
Purchasing Agent 

Mr. Ralph Lindsey 


Mr. John Pinto 
Director of Studies 
Dean of Boys 
Head of Mathematics 

Mr. David Farr 
Director of Cirriculum 

Head of English 
Coach of Football, Lacrosse 

Mr. Allan Willis 
Head of Science 
Coach of Baseball 

Mr. Donald Merry 

Head Coach of Soccer 
Head Coach of Lacrosse 


Mr. David Tura 
Head of History 
Coach of Basketball 

Mr. Charles Bead 

Head Coach of Football 
Head Coach of Baseball 

Mr. John Willey 

Mr. Robert Emmet 
English, Mathematics 
Coach of Football 


Mr. Charles Buon 
French, Spanish 
Coach of Soccer 

Mr. Walter Horak 
Art, English 

Mr. Arthur Abrams 
Psychology, Counselor 
Coach of Football 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Thomas 
Secretary to the Headmaster 


Mrs. Mildred Baxter 

Mrs. Mary Beall 


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Mrs. Belle Urie 
Laundry Supervisor 

Mrs. Phyllis Champagne 


Mrs. Annette Roberge 
Admissions Secretary 

Mr. Oscar Brown 

Mr. John Horan 
Head Varsity Basketball Coach 
J.V. Baseball Coach 
Assistant Athletic Director 

Mr. William James 
Groundsman and Fireman 


Mr. Al Grincavich 

Mr. Robert Kitching 

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Head Chef 

Mr. Mark Crowley 


Mr. Roger Concannon 
Boat Captain 

Mr. Alan Brown 
Boat Captain 

Mrs. Dorothy Daigle 

Mr. Rene St. Pierre 
Assistant Chef 



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Senior Class 

FIRST ROW: (left to right) M. O'Neil, E. Moulton, M. Broadard, R. Hanley, P. Kelleher, M. 
Ledwell, T. Abraham, P. Riordan. SECOND ROW: (left to right) T. Hulak, W. Berard, T. Cassano, L. 
Hiller, J. Goulding, D. Swindells, R. Maroney. THIRD ROW: (left to right) W. Morrissey, J. Davis, J. 
Healy, G. Angelis, R. Shea, E. Gorham. 

Class Officers 

(left to right) Thomas Cassano, Sergeant-At-Arms; Mark Broadard, Secre- 
tary; George Angelis, Representative; Peter Kelleher, Vice-President; Mark 
Ledwell, Treasurer; Tyler Abraham, Representative; Raymond Hanley, 
President; Patrick Riordan, Sergeant-At-Arms; James Goulding, Represent- 




"Mean Joe Greene" Marshf ield, Mass. 

1968-1969: JV Football, JV Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, 

Newspaper Staff 
1969-1970: Varsity Football, JV Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, 

Yearbook Staff, Newspaper Staff, Weightlifting, Glee 

1970-1971: Varsity Football, JV Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, 

Weightlifters, Yearbook Staff, Glee Club, Debating 

Club, Student Council 


Rutland, Vt. 
JV Football, Intramural Basketball, Baseball Manager, 
Art Club 

Varsity Soccer, Hockey Manager, Art Club 
Varsity Soccer, Intramural Basketball, Glee Club 
Varsity Soccer, JV Basketball, Art Club, Computer 
Club, Outing Club, Debating Club, Student Council, 
Chess Club 

"Buddie" Amherst, Mass. 

1967-1968: JV Football, Varsity Baseball, Civic Award 

1968-1969: JV Football, Varsity Baseball, Class President 

1969-1970: Varsity Baseball, Class President, Proctor, Student 

1970-1971: Varsity Football, Varsity Baseball, Proctor 


"Afro" Boston, Mass. 

1968-1969: Varsity Cross-Country, JV Basketball, Class Vice-President 
1969-1970: Varsity Soccer, Class Secretary 
1970-1971: Varsity Soccer Captain, Class Secretary, Computer Club 

Reading, Mass. 


1969-1970: JV Football, JV Baseball, Drama Club 
1970-1971: Varsity Hockey, Yearbook Staff, Chess Club, Computer 
Club, Outing Club 

Nantucket, Mass. 


1968-1969: JV Football, Varsity Lacrosse 

1969-1970: Varsity Football, JV Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, Proctor 
1970-1971: Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, 
Proctor, Ecology Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Yearbook Staff 








Springfield, Mass. 
JV Footballl Manager, Art Club, Algebra II Award, 
Honor Roll 

Debating Club, Art Club, Yearbook Staff, Chemistry 


Walpole, Mass. 
Varsity Soccer, Varsity Hockey, Varsity Lacrosse, 
Honor Roll 

Varsity Soccer, Varsity Hockey, Varsity Lacrosse, 
Honor Roll 

Chess Club, Debating Club, Chemistry Club, Year- 
book Staff, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Hockey, Varsity 
Lacrosse, Honor Roll 

"Hack" South Boston, Mass. 

1967-1968: JV Football, Varsity Lacrosse, Class Vice-President 

1968-1969: JV Football, Varsity Lacrosse, Class Vice-President 

1969-1970: Varsity Football, Varsity Lacrosse, Class Vice-Presi- 

dent, Proctor, Store Manager 
1970-1971: Varsity Football Captain, Varsity Lacrosse, Class 

President, Proctor, Store Manager, Computer Club, 
Chess Club, Newspaper Staff 










Miami, Fla. 
Varsity Football Manager, JV Baseball, Glee Club 
Varsity Soccer, JV Baseball, Drama Club 
Varsitty Soccer, JV Baseball 

Varsity Soccer, Yearbook Committee, Computer 
Club, Ecology Club, Glee Club 


Boston, Mass. 
JV Football, JV Basketball Manager, JV Baseball 
Manager, Glee Club 

JV Football Manager, JV Basketball Manager 
Seamanship Club 
Outing Club, Computer Club 

"Chubbs" South Boston, Mass 

1967-1968: JV Football, JV Basketball, JV Baseball, Class Trea- 

1968-1969: JV Football, JV Basketball, JV Baseball 

1970-1971: Varsity Basketball, Varsity Baseball, Computer Club 


"Pete" Cambridge, Mass. 

1969-1970: Varsity Cross Country, Chemistry Award, U.S. 

History Award, Honor Roll 
1970-1971: Varsity Soccer, Class Vice-President, Chemistry Club, 

Outing Club, Honor Roll 

"Leddy"' Cambridge, Mass. 

1967-1968: JV Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, Honor Roll 

1968-1969: JV Football, JV Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, Student 

Council, Honor Roll, Spanish Award, History Award 
1969-1970: Varsity Football, JV Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, 

Student Council, Honor Roll 
1970-1971: Varsity Football Captain, Varsity Basketball, Varsity 

Lacrosse, Class Treasurer, Procter, Honor Roll, 

Chemistry Club 

"Bologna" Chicopee, Mass. 

1970-1971: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Hockey, Newspaper Staff, Art 

Club, Yearbook Staff 







Quincy, Mass. 
Glee Club, Drama Club, Newspaper Staff, Algebra I 

Class Secretary, Honor Roll, Algebra II Award, 
French I Award 

Seamanship Club, Outing Club, Drama Club, Honor 
Roll, Chemistry Award, French II Award 
Art Club, Chemistry Club, Outing Club, Yearbook 
Staff, Music Club, Honor Roil 

"Brucey F.O." 



Scituate, Mass. 
Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Hockey, Varsity 
Lacrosse, Art Club, Glee Club 

Varsity Soccer, Varsity Lacrosse, Class Sergeant-at- 
Arms, Newspaper Staff, Yearbook Staff, Art Club, 
Chemistry Club 

"Robert" East Longmeadow, Mass. 

1970-1971: Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball 


"Nick" New Canaan, Conn. 

1967-1968: Glee Club, Drama Club 

1968-1969: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Basketball Manager, Glee 

Club, Drama Club 
1970-1971: Varsity Hockey Manager, Chess Club, Newspaper 



Longmeadow, Mass. 


Varsity Hockey 


Varsity Soccer Captain, Varsity Hockey, Student 



Varsity Soccer, Varsity Baseball Manager 


Assistant Soccer Coach, Proctor 

"Bagel Bender" 






Newton, Mass. 
JV Baseball 

JV Baseball Captain, Class Treasurer 
JV Basketball Varsity Baseball, Class Treasurer 
Varsity Baseball, Proctor, Chemistry Club, Student 





North Reading, Mass. 

1970-1971: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Hockey, Ecology Club, Computer 



Norwich, Conn. 

1967-1968: JV Football 

1968-1969: JV Football, Varsity Baseball, Music Club 

1969-1970: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Baseball, Glee Club, Drama Club, 

Music Coordinator 
1970-1971: Co-Captain Varsity Soccer, Varsity Baseball, Drama Club, 

Newspaper, Yearbook Staff, Ecology Club, Music 

Coordinator, Chess Club, Art Club, Computer Club, Rifle 





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Junior Class 

Front Row: (left to right) R. Colon, K. Hurley, C. Hunt, T. Longo, G. Lynch, S. Simonson, J. Duggan, L. 
Caron. Second Row: (left to right) G. Arce, G. Lee, J. Divito, J. Paglia, G. Voner, J. Del Valle, D. Carter, P. 
Cassiani. Third Row: (left to right) P. Layne, C. Clark, J. Parker, W. Paulsen, M. Goeke, E. Belle Isle 

Class Officers 

Sitting: (left to right) William Paulsen, Sergeant-At-Arms; Kerry Hurley, 
Representative; John Duggan, Representative. Standing: (left to right) 
Steven Simonson, Secretary; Gerald Lynch, President; Tony Longo, 
Vice-President; Charles Hunt, Treasurer 

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FRONT ROW: (left to right) T. Abraham, J. Goulding, P. Kelleher, R. 
Hanley, M. Ledwell, G. Angelis.M. Broadard. SECOND ROW: (left to right) 
J. Gwynn, K. Hurley, J. Duggan, C. Hunt, R. Our, P. Scott, S. Simonson, D. 
Bateman, P. Brown, THIRD ROW: (left to right) T. Longo, F. Carangelo, N. 
Hersey, C. Smith, K. Williamson, M. Munn, R. Casey, M. Rose, G. Lynch 


STANDING: (left to right) Mark Broadard, James Goulding, Raymond 
Hanley, Mark Ledwell. SEATED: Thomas Cassano, ABSENT: William Adams 


Yearbook Staff 

FRONT ROW: (left to right) M. O'Neil, P. Riordan, P. Scott, T. Abraham, 
T. Cassano, C. Smith, N. Hersey.SECOND ROW: M. Rose, J. Healy, M. 
Munn, E. Moulton, E. Gorham, R. Maroney, J. Davis, Mr. Emmei. 

Newspaper Staff 

SITTING: (left to right) D. Swindells, R. Bowers, E. Rogers, T. Abraham. 
STANDING: (left to right) P. Riordan, R. Maroney, M. O'Neil 


Art Club 

FIRST ROW: (left to right) N. Hersey, K. Hurley, J. Davis, SECOND ROW: 
(left to right) J. Gwynn, P. Riordan, R. Maroney, E. Moulton, J. Wolusky, 
G. Angelis, S. Simonson. THIRD ROW: (left to right) M. O'Neil, L. Hiller, 
C. Hunt, J. Duggan 

Chemistry Club 

FIRST ROW: (left to right) E. Moulton, E. Gorham, J. Davis, P. Kelleher. 
SECOND ROW: (left to right) Mr. Willey, M. Ledwell, J. Goulding, P. 


Outing Club 

SITTING: (left to right) E. Moulton, L. Hiller, G. Angelis, P. Kelleher. 
STANDING: (left to right) Mr. Willey, Mr. Tura 

Computer Club 

SITTING: (left to right) M. Broadard, L. Hiller, T. Hulak, W. Morrissey, J. 
Healy. STANDING: (left to right) G. Angelis, R. Hanley, T. Cassano, M. 


Chess Club 

FIRST ROW: (left to right) C. Smith, J. Gwynn, E. Gorham, R. Hanley, M. 
Munn. SECOND ROW: (left to right) Mr. Willis, D. Swindells, G. Angelis, P. 
Scott, T. Cassano, M. Rose, M. O'IMeil, Mr. Merry 

Ecology Club 

T. Cassano, J. Healy, W. Morrissey, M. O'Neil, E. Ross, D. Quinn. 


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Varsity Football 

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FIRST ROW: (left to right) J. Parker, T. Cassano, T. Abraham, M. Ledwell, R. Hartley, T. Longo, J. 
DelValle, D. Carter, P. Brown. SECOND ROW: (left to right) Mr. Beall, Mr. Emmet, P. Cassiani, H. Adams, 
E. Belle Isle, J. Wolusky, G. Voner, C. Hunt, S. Simonson, G. Scott, J. Duggan, G. Lee, J. Olson, G. Egan, 
E. Rogers, Mr. Farr, Mr. Abrams. THIRD ROW: (left to right) M. Rose, R. Colon, H. Thompson, P. Layne, 
P. Osborn, P. Scott, R. Our, M. Munn, K. Williamson, J. Rose, C. Smith, M. Cosine, A. Moritz. 

This year Thompson failed to win a game, but, aided by the enthusiastic leadership of 
Head Coach Charles Beall and co-captains Ray Hanley and Mark Ledwell, the team showed 
spirit and hustle. Assisting Mr. Beall were Mr. David Farr, Mr. Robert Emmet, and Mr. 
Arthur Abrams. 

Some of the team stood out for excellent individual performance. Ray Hanley took an 
exceptional amount of physical abuse, but he consistently managed to gain yardage. Mark 
Ledwell won many individual battles at tackle, and, at tight end, he proved to be an 
outstanding receiver. Bill Paulsen showed exceptional poise and ability at quarterback, and 
Charles Smith's speed earned him a few touchdowns. Better luck next year! 

Our schedule was as follows: 



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Varsity Soccer 

FRONT ROW: (left to right) J. Healy, M. Goeke, E. Gorham, M. Broadard, M. O'Neil, W. Morrissey, P. 
Riordan, P. Kelleher. SECOND ROW: (left to right) Mr. Buon, C. Ashlaw, D. Smith, C. Clark, R. Maroney, 
K. Hurley, G. Angelis, D. Bateman, Mr. Merry. THIRD ROW: (left to right) J. Allard, R. Frechette, F. 
Carangelo, R. Dozier, R. Bostic, N. Hersey, E. Colon. 

The varsity soccer team of 1970, led by Head Coach Don Merry and co-captains Mark 
Broadard and Matt O'Neil, can justifiably be extremely proud of their season. In attaining 
the first winning season in soccer that Thompson has had in a long time, the team displayed 
a fine combination of individual excellence and polished teamwork. The team was greatly 
aided by the coaching of Mr. Charles Buon, who has previously coached Olympic teams in 
Haiti. The benefits of Mr. Buon's knowledge and experience were readily apparent every 
time the soccer team took the field. 

Our schedule was as follows: 

T.A. 7 
T.A. 2 
T.A. 2 
T.A. 3 
T.A. 1 
T.A. 1 
T.A. 4 
T.A. 4 
T.A. 4 

New Prep 


Lawrence Academy 


St. Andrew's 

Thayer Academy 


Noble and Greenough 

Providence CD. 


Milton J.V.'s 




Christian High 


Belmont Hill J.V.'s 







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FIRST ROW: (left to right) J. Wheeler, T. Hulak, C. Smith, J. Lynch, J. DelValle. SECOND ROW: (left to right) C. 
Ashlaw (Mgr.) K. Hurley, C. Clark, M. Ledwell, W. Paulsen, R. Shea. 

The Thompson Academy Basketball Team had mixed success in a season that was marred by 
its abrupt and premature conclusion due to the fire which closed the school for one week. Right 
from the first day of practice, the players showed outstanding enthusiasm. Also, the team had a lot 
of talent. They could shoot effectively from outside, inside and the foul line, and their passing was 
quick and sure. Coach John Horan skillfully molded these talented individuals into a smoothly 
functioning team with an effective attack. Against teams whose players matched ours in height, 
Thompson consistently walked off the court with victories. Unfortunately, height was not 
Thompson's strength, and some of the opposing teams had players who were four or five inches 
taller than our biggest ones. The teams with tall men were able to control the rebounds and beat us 
consistently. When the Seahawks went down in defeat, however, they never lost the courage and 
hustle that made them a fine team all season. 

Head Coach John Horan and Captains Mark Ledwell and Bill Paulsen gave the team strong 
leadership. Ledwell's effective rebounding and consistent inside scoring helped Thompson to many 
wins. Paulsens's devastating outside shooting made him a tough challenge to any opposing team. In 
addition, the team greatly benefited from the slick ball-handling and play-making of sophomore 
Charlie Smith. Junior Cliff Clark was particularly talented at blocking out under the boards and 
grabbing rebounds. There was only one starting senior on the team, and hopefully this year's 
experience will lead to even greater success in the future for Coach Horan and his team. 



FIRST ROW: (left to right) F. Carangelo, T. Longo, J. DelValle, J. Wolusky, J. Allard, W. Costa. SECOND ROW: 
(left to right) R. Bostic, M. Munn, G. Scott, P. Scott. THIRD ROW: (left to right) Mr. Beall, E. Ross (mgr.), J. 
Duggan, E. Colon, D. Quinn, Mr. Willis. 

The Thompson Academy JV Basketball Team, under the direction of Messrs. Alan Willis and 
Charles Beall, played through a highly successful season which, like the Varsity's, was unfortunately 
abruptly cut short. The JV's went undefeated through their first six games and only lost one game 
over the season. 

Probably the most exciting moment of the season occurred at the end of the game with 
Worcester Academy. Thompson had a five game winning streak on the line, but, with two seconds 
showing on the clock, Worcester held a 31-30 edge. Just previously, Thompson had attempted a fast 
break to go ahead, but one Worcester player had deflected a Thompson pass out of bounds under 
his own basket. Thompson had the call out of bounds under Worcester's basket. Johnny DelValle 
took the pass in the left corner and arched a high jump shot toward the basket. The ball swished 
through the hoop just as the buzzer sounded, and the JV winning streak was extended by one. 

The ability to perform cooly and efficiently in moments of pressure was often the key to JV 
success. They played at their best when the score was close. In addition to DelValle, Bob Dozier and 
Glen Scott effectively cleared the boards and shot accurately. Freddie Carangelo and Tony Longo 
were very effective at finding the open man, and, on defense, their quickness often turned an 
opponent's pass into a Thompson fast break. 


We regret that, because of the fire, there is no available picture of the 1971 Thompson Academy 
Varsity Hockey Team. 

Roster: Robert Casey 

Paul Cassiani 
Tony Duarte 
George Egan 
Edward Gorham 
Charles Hunt 
Robert Maroney 
Albert Moritz 
William Morrissey 
Joseph Paglia 
Daniel Riley 
Edward Rogers 
Gregory Voner 
Keith Williamson 
Michael Voutiritsa, Manager 
Mr. Tura, Head Coach 

The 1971 Varsity Hockey Team, led by rookie coach David Tura, had its season cut short by 
the fire of February 18. This team was not a winning team. There were many players who were just 
beginning to play the sport, and often they played opponents who had been skating since they 
could walk. Also, the team was only able to practice twice a week, since Tuesday and Thursday 
afternoons were the only times that the South Boston M.D.C. rink was available for their use. 

The enthusiasm that all the players felt for the sport and the enjoyment that they had for the 
game more than made up for their lack of success in terms of victories. Some of the players, who 
were simply trying to survive on the ice in December, were skating with some speed and style in 
March. The improvement was so marked during the course of the season and the enthusiasm was so 
pronounced that it is safe to say that hockey is definitely a rising sport here at Thompson. Bob 
Maroney, easily the flashiest skater on the team, was the top offensive threat for Thompson. Keith 
Williamson had an outstanding season in the goal blocking an increasing cascade of pucks shot at his 
cage. His competitive spirit was contagious on the ice. Tony Duarte was awarded the Most Improved 
Player Award because he best exemplified the determination of all the beginners on the team to 
improve their skating and shooting. 



Now, I'll give you some bowling tips. 

You can't have it. It's mine! 


The fish was that big. I swear it. 

and forget about that greasy kid stuff. 


Who's got the sour lemon? 

Del's Used Cars. 


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After thirty-six years of service to Thompson Academy, the Pilgrim III made its final trip for the 
school early last fall. Since 1934, it had reliably performed its duty as the sole means of transportation 
between the island and the mainland. 

The wooden-hulled Pilgrim III was constructed at Pendleton Yard, Wiscasset, Maine in 1934. It was 
designed by John Alden, and it weighed approximately 12 net tons. It measured 43.3 feet in length and 
11.5 feet in beam. Compared with the new Pilgrim IV, it was quite a bit smaller in size and passenger 
capacity, but its engine was of comparable size and power. Running on a fixed, prearranged schedule 
year after year, it continually shuttled the island inhabitants to and from the mainland. It also carried all 
the mail, food, and other miscellaneous supplies necessary for running a boarding school. 

The Pilgrim III has now given way to a newer, faster, and bigger boat, but, nonetheless, many of 
the staff and students on the island, whether they have been here for one year or twenty years, have 
found the Pilgrim III difficult to forget. 

The boat captains of the Pilgrim III were James H. Jardine, Grovernor A. Wills, Christopher A. Opsahl, Ray Thomas, 
Earle P. Lowell, Duaine B. Steinhoff, Victor W. Dockham, John Gregorio, William H. Moody, Paul Klump, Lewis F. 
Church, Charles F. Sousa, Harry T. Williams, Roger Concannon, Alan Brown. 






This year we are proud to announce that Thompson Academy received a new boat. The 
Pilgrim IV, registered at 22 tons, is an almost exact duplicate of the "Sunbeam", which is used by 
the Maine Seacoast Mission. The Pilgrim IV was built in 1970 at Blout Marine in Warren, Rhode 

The Pilgrim IV was put officially into use on November 20, 1970, after the school bade 
farewell to the Pilgrim III. For almost two months, the two boats had been sharing the schedule 
while the Pilgrim IV underwent numerous modifications. When the Pilgrim IV first arrived, there 
was no insulation, but thanks to an old boat captain, Charles Sousa, and some money, we had it 
completely insulated. Also, wall to wall carpeting was installed in the cabin, an oil stove with 
radiators was put in, and an artificial smokestack was perched on top. The Pilgrim IV is bigger than 
the Pilgrim III so it can hold more people. Its passenger capacity is 49, which is a great asset. 

We, the class of 1971, hope that the Pilgrim IV will faithfully serve Thompson Academy for 
many years. 


Question: Which boat do you like better-The Pilgrim III or the Pilgrim IV? 

Jim Davis- "I think that, because of its size, the Pilgrim IV is a great benefit to the school, but I like to travel on it 
Friday more than I like to travel on it Sunday." 

Tyler Abraham- "I enjoy the lovely, scenic views of Boston Harbor through the Pilgrim IV's spacious windows." 

Ed Gorham- "Wood is class and steel is blah. It's the Pilgrim III for me." 

Ruben Colon- "The Pilgrim IV. It's warmer, and I like the style." 

Ed Colon- "I wouldn't want to fall off the Pilgrim IV like I did on the Pilgrim III. Alan said that, if I fall off this 
boat, he won't turn back." 

Greg Lee- "I like the Pilgrim III because I never got seasick like I do on the Pilgrim IV." 

Pat Riordan- "The Pilgrim III had a real smokestack." 

Hiram Thompson- "The new boat looks slick." 

Phil Scott- "It's better to have a bigger boat for more people." 



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English 3 

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English 6 

English 7 

English 8 

English 9 

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French II 

Spanish I 

Spanish II 

Math 9 

Algebra I 

Algebra II 

Math 12 

Math 54 




Advanced Chemistry 

Modern European History 

United States History 

World History 



Industrial Arts 


Computer Science 

Edward Scheff ler 

Carl Ashlaw 

Jeff Allard 

Michael Rose 

Robert Dozier and Nick Hersey 

Fred Carangelo and David Swindells 

Clifford Clark and Matt O'Neil 

Mark Broadard 

Mark Ledwell 

Derek Smith 

Jerry Lynch 

Jeff Allard 

John DelValle 

Harold Adams 

Jeff Allard and Robert Dozier 

Robert Maroney 

Clifford Clark and Patrick Riordan 

Peter Kelleher and Mark Ledwell 

Jeff Allard and Carl Ashlaw 

Wayne Costa 

Clifford Clark 

Ellery Moulton 

Matthew O'Neil 

Clifford Clark and John DelValle 

Robert Dozier 

William Reynolds 

John Duggan and Matthew O'Neil 

Paul Cassiani 

Robert Dozier 

Raymond Hanley 



Most Valuable Player 
Best Offensive Player 
Best Defensive Player 

Varsity Football 

Ray Han ley 
Tony Longo 
Mark Ledwell 

Most Valuable Player 
Best Offensive Player 
Most Improved Player 

Varsity Soccer 

Matt O'Neil 
Robert Maroney 
George Angelis 

Most Valuable Player 
Best Offensive Player 
Most Improved Player 

Varsity Basketball 

William Paulsen 
Charles Smith 
Mark Ledwell 

Junior Varsity Basketball 

Most Valuable Player 
Best Defensive Player 
Most Improved Player 

John DelValle 
Glen Scott 
Philip Scott 

Varsity Hockey 

Best Offensive Player 
Best Defensive Player 
Most Improved Player 

Robert Maroney 
Keith Williamson 
Tony Duarte 


school directory 



Adams, Harold 
Allard, Jeffrey 
Ashlaw, Carl 
Bateman, David 
Casey, Robert 
Duarte, Anthony 
Emerzian, Steven 
Frechette, Robert 
Gallagher, John L. 
Gwynn, John 
Hewson, Steven 
Holmes, Christopher 
Moser, James 
Norton, Robert 
Our, Robert 
Quinn, Daniel 
Reynolds, William 
Riley, Daniel 
Ross, Erroll 
Sandler, Merrill 
Scheffler, Edward 
Voutiritsa, Michael 
Winn, Kevin 
Wolusky, John 

1170 Tremont Street, Roxbury, Mass. 02120 

Kurn Hattin, Westminster, Vermont 05158 

Kurn Hattin, Westminster, Vermont 05158 

16 Hutchinson Road, Arlington, Mass 02174 

86 M Street, South Boston, Mass 02127 

63 Dewey Street, Dorchester, Mass 02125 

66 New Ocean Street, Swampscott, Mass. 01907 

1198 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn. 06607 

89 Parker Street, Chelsea, Mass. 02150 

37 Joyce Hayes Way, South Boston, Mass. 02127 

132 Gardner Street, Arlington, Mass. 02174 

205 Railroad Street, Bayport, L.I., N. Y. 11705 

116 Woodstock Street, Somerville, Mass. 02144 

180 Tremont Street, Duxbury, Mass. 02332 

Cherokee Road, Harwich, Mass. 02645 

437 Old Colony Avenue, South Boston, Mass. 02127 

58 Tonawanda Street, Dorchester, Mass. 02124 

18 Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 02130 

54 Copeland Street, Roxbury, Mass. 02119 

37 Ocean Street, Lynn, Mass. 01902 

14 Highfield Circle, Milton, Mass. 02186 

882 S. Clementine, Anaheim, California 92805 

4 G Street, South Boston, Mass. 02127 

420 Pond Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 02130 



Bostic, Robert 
Bowers, William 
Carangelo, Ferdinand 
Chambers, Lawrence 
Colon, Edward 
Costa, Wayne 
Dozier, Robert 
Egan, George 
Hartwell, John 
Hersey, Nikolay 
Hewitt, Robert 
Kelly, Harold 
Loiselle, Mark 
Lydon, Mark 
Malonson, George 
Moritz, Albert 
Munn, Michael 
Olson, James 
Osborn, Paul 
Rogers, Edward 
Rose, James 
Rose, Michael 
Scott, Glen 
Scott, Phillip 
Smith, Charles 
Smith, Derek 
Smith, Michael 
Thompson, Hiram 
Wheeler, James 
Williamson, Keith 

34-35 12th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101 

76 Chestnut Street, W. Newton, Mass. 02165 
382 North Street, Boston, Mass. 02113 

c/o Bray, 231 Park Drive, Boston, Mass. 02215 

155 Coe Road, Brockton, Mass. 02402 

42 Rounds Street, New Bedford, Mass. 02740 

764 Morton Street, Mattapan, Mass. 02126 

11 Otis Street, Melrose, Mass. 02176 

154 Raymond Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02140 

160 Forest Street, Melrose, Mass. 02176 

77 Beechland Street, Roslindale, Mass. 02131 
955 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, Mass. 02124 
Lawson Road, Westford, Mass. 01886 

317 Cornell Street, Roslindale, Mass. 02131 

10 Hale Street, Hyde Park, Mass. 02136 

139 2nd Avenue, Woonsocket, R.I. 02895 

41 Walnut Park, Roxbury, Mass. 02119 

26 Horan Way, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 02130 

9 Lufkin Street, Essex, Mass. 01929 

1326 Columbia Road, South Boston, Mass. 02127 

84 Payson Road, Belmont, Mass. 02178 

87 West Cottage Street, Roxbury, Mass. 02125 

92 7th Avenue, Apt. 9H, Newark, N. J. 07104 

32 O'Bierne Place, Roxbury, Mass. 02119 

25 Monsignor Reynolds Way, Boston, Mass. 021 18 

428 Washington Street, Dorchester, Mass. 02124 

89 Cushing Road, Cohasset, Mass. 02025 

20 Ames Street, Apt. 440, Dorchester, Mass. 02124 

422 North Avenue, Rockland, Mass. 02370 

107 Harvard Avenue, Medford, Mass. 02155 




Arce, Eugenio 
Caron, Lawrence 
Carter, David 
Cassiani, Paul 
Clark, Clifford 
Colon, Ruben 
DelValle, John 
DiVito, James 
Duggan, John 
Goeke, Michael 
Hunt, Charles 
Hurley, Kerry 
Layne, Philip 
Lee, Gregory 
Longo, Anthony 
Lynch, Gerard 
Paglia, Joseph 
Paulsen, William 
Thomas, Paul 
Voner, Gregory 

21 Seaview Avenue, Marblehead, Mass. 01945 
130 Edgemere Road, W. Roxbury, Mass. 02132 
19 Sonoma Street, Dorchester, Mass. 02121 
207 Hillside Street, Roxbury, Mass. 02120 
23 Floradale Avenue, Wilmington, Mass. 01887 
155 Coe Road, Brockton, Mass. 02402 
130 Columbia Street, New York, N. Y. 10002 
5 Henshaw Terrace, W. Roxbury, Mass. 02132 
58 Nicod Street. Arlington, Mass. 02174 
Jacobs Creek Road, Titusville, N. J. 08560 
622 Forest Avenue, Westfield, IM. J. 07090 
21 Brookshire Road, Hyannis, Mass. 02601 
149 Chilton Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02138 
111 Monticello Avenue, Dorchester, Mass. 02125 
110 Anawan Avenue, W. Roxbury, Mass. 02132 

51 Logan Way, South Boston, Mass. 02127 

52 Exchange Avenue, Medford, Mass. 02155 
41 Logan Way, South Boston, Mass. 02127 
148 Spring Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02141 
10 High Haigh Road, Arlington, Mass. 02174 


Abraham, Tyler 
Adams, William 
Angel is, George 
Berard, Walter 
Broadard, Mark 
Burke, John 
Cassano, Thomas 
Davis, James 
Gorham, Edward 
Goulding, James 
Hanley, Raymond 
Healy, Jon 
Hiller, Larry 
Hulak, Thomas 
Kelleher, Peter 
Led well, Mark 
Maroney, Robert 
Morrissey, William 
Moulton, Ellery 
O'Neil, Matthew 
Riordan, Patrick 
Shea, Robert 
Swindells, David 

245 Oak Street, Marshfield, Mass. 02050 
149 Academy Drive, Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 
Hotel Bardwell, Rutland, Vermont 05701 
157 Lincoln Avenue, Amherst, Mass. 01002 
154 Ballou Avenue, Dorchester, Mass. 02124 
25 Harding Road, North Reading, Mass. 01864 
16 Federal Street, Nantucket, Mass. 02554 
94 Grenada Terrace, Springfield, Mass. 01108 
498 Elm Road, Walpole, Mass. 02081 

11 Acorn Drive, Auburndale, Mass. 02166 
273 Garfield Avenue, Hyde Park, Mass. 02136 
South Boulevard, Newbury, Mass. 01950 
218 Lake Shore Road, Brighton, Mass. 02135 
931 East 4th Street, South Boston, Mass. 02127 
116 Hancock Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02139 
90 Corcoran Park, Cambridge, Mass. 02138 

55 Brittany Street, Chicopee Falls, Mass. 01013 

12 Anthony Road, N. Reading, Mass. 01864 
760 Hancock Street, Wollaston, Mass. 02170 
122 Corning Road, Norwich, Conn. 06360 

325 Gannett Road, North Scituate, Mass. 02060 
41 Baymor Drive, East Longmeadow, Mass. 01028 
181 Jelliff Mill Rd., New Canaan, Conn. 06840 



Mr. F.A. Carangelo 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Casey 

Mr. and Mrs. James A. DiVito 

Mr. James H. Donoghue 

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Duggan 

A Friend 

Mrs. Edward F. Gorham 

Mrs. Helen E. Hiller 

Mr. T.J. Kelleher 

Mrs. Mona Lee 

Mr. and Mrs. John P. McCormack 

Mrs. Thelma Munn 

Mr. Samuel Narcus 

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Rogers 

Mrs. Dorothy Scott 

Mr. Harold B. Swindells 

Dr. and Mrs. J.S. Thornton 

Mr. David C. Twitchell 

Big Brother Association of Boston 

Mrs. Patricia O'Neil 

Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis 

Mrs. Harold Sesen 


When a man is one and twenty 

He thinks he knows it all. 

He can't see down the road of life 

Where he'll ever fall. 

And fall he will as he travels through life 

With all its pitfalls, troubles, and strifes. 

Now at fifty, 

He's going real strong. 

He's got a family and a nice little home, 

But old age is creeping up his spine, 

And the day's going to come when the sun won't shine. 

Now at sixty, 

You won't have to guess. 

He's already missed the boat that leads to success, 

But he's done his best, 

And he can't see why 

The fame of life just passed him by. 

Now at seventy, 

He can see the light, 

And he knows that he's never been very bright. 

But he's done his best as he's travelled by 

And now all he can do is sit and sigh. 

Now at eighty, 

He's ready for the needs. 

He's worn out his hair and two sets of teeth. 

He's got rheumatism in his hands and feet, 

And nothing seems good to eat. 

So you can pity him as he goes up the line 

As he wobbles on the spindle and is almost blind, 

And you can tell by the way he goes along 

That it won't be long before he's going home, 

But if he's kept the Commandments as he's travelled by 

He'll have a home in Heaven where there'll be no strifes. 

He's worked all his life to get things the way he wants them. 

He comes here against his will 

And goes away disappointed. 




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The main administration building has been a major part of this school for many years. It was 
originally designed in the nineteenth century by the famous architect, Bullfinch. In many ways, this 
building has been the very heart of the school. Certainly that could be said to be the case in 1971 at 
least in an administrative sense. Located on the second floor were the offices of the Headmaster, his 
Secretary, the Director of Studies, the Director of Curriculum, and the psychology counselor. Many 
records and valuable school possessions were located in these offices. In addition, the book store 
and the study hall were both located on the second floor. 

On the first floor was located Mrs. Baxter's office which included the switchboard, the mail 
boxes, and many important records. Across the hall was Mr. Thomas's office which contained 
athletic records and innumerable articles of personal value to Mr. Thomas. The library was on the 
first floor, and various members of the school community had just started this year on a campaign 
to increase the quantity and quality of the books there and to make the library a better place in 
which to study. Also, on the first floor, was Mr. Baxter's storeroom which housed many of the 
essential articles of day to day life at the school. In addition to all of these rooms, the majority of 
the school's classrooms were located in the Main Building. 

Most importantly of all, the Main Building was the home of some of the school's staff. Mr. 
and Mrs. Baxter, Mr. Kitching, Bill James, Mrs. Urie, Mrs. Champagne, Rene St. Pierre, Roger 
Concannon, and Alan Brown, and Mr. Brown all had apartments in the building and lost all or most 
of their possessions in the fire. 



On February 18, 1971 at about 3:30 p.m., fire was noticed in the library of the Main 
Building. Whether it started in the library itself or under the floor of the library has not yet 
been determined. Numerous faculty members, staff and students rushed with fire 
extinguishers and pails of water in a desperate attempt to put out the blaze. Unfortunately, 
the volume of smoke made it impossible to direct a steady volume of water at the source of 
the fire. Despite the best efforts of all involved, the fire spread. Mr. Kitching and Mr. Collins 
were upstairs asleep at the time the fire started, but quick action by Mr. Horak, Mr. Beall, 
and Mr. Farr enabled them both to get out safely. Hoses were dragged to the building, and 
everyone took turns dousing the blaze, but the fire was already too far out of control for 
the few hoses and the low pressure that we had. 

About one and a half hours after the fire was first noticed, the fire department arrived 
with a fire boat and many more feet of hose. The fire fighters realized that saving the Main 
Building was out of the question by that time, but they did successfully protect the 
neighboring trees and buildings, and they limited the fire to the Main Building itself. Once 
the fire department took charge of the situation the boys were given an early supper and 
sent home to await further developments. The fire completely gutted the Main Building, but 
it finally simmered down. Some smouldering could still be observed weeks afterward, 

Boys, staff, and faculty all immediately turned to the task of cleaning up the mess. 
Immediate provisions were made for living accomodations for those people who lost their 
apartments in the fire. It was obvious to all that major changes were going to have to be 
brought about. What the future held in store on February 18, no one really knew, but 
everyone was determined that this was not going to mean the end of Thompson Academy. 



Following the fire of February 18, immediate steps were taken to reopen school as soon as possible. 
One of the most pressing problems confronting the administration was what to use for classrooms since the 
majority of the regular classrooms were lost in the fire. One of the original ideas was to use the dormitory 
smoking rooms for classrooms in addition to Mr. Beall's room and the laboratories. When the fire marshal 
made his inspection, however, he stated that the smoking rooms would be illegal as classrooms. This posed 
an immediate obstacle to the opening of school, but a solution to the problem was found. The legal 
definition of a class is ten students and a teacher. Thompson could hold classes in the smoking rooms if the 
classes held no more than nine students. 

Given a new group of classrooms and the fact that no class in a smoking room could hold more than 
nine students, Mr. Pinto was faced with the enormous problem or reorganizing a totally new academic 
schedule. With the aid of the rest of the faculty and a computer at Boston University, he produced a new 
schedule that is now in operation. 

The boys returned to school on Monday, February 28, to a school that was already changed in many 
ways. Not only was the academic schedule greatly changed but also other aspects of school life were to 
undergo examination and change. The disciplinary institutions such as evening study hall were no longer 
feasible. This brought about some thinking on the part of both faculty and students toward changing the 
structure of discipline and rules in the school. For the first two days after the boys returned, clean ups were 
conducted and workshops were held focusing on the problems of school rules and dormitory life. Also, a 
basketball tournament was held, and the junior class was victorious defeating the faculty by twelve points 
in the final. 

The hope, at the end of the winter term, is that the students will take responsibility upon themselves 
to accomplish the tasks that are set for them. Giving the students more freedom to decide how they would 
like Thompson Academy will hopefully bring about changes in school life beneficial to everyone in the 
school community. Only the future knows how well this will work. 



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